Dell OpenManage Connection version 3.0 for IBM Tivoli Netcool / OMNIbus is now available

We’re excited to bring the latest release of Dell OpenManage Connection for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus to you.

The new Dell OpenManage Connection version 3.0 for IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus version 7.3.1, 7.4 and 8.1 continues to provide a relatively easy way for current or prospective Dell enterprise customers who use IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus for event management and service assurance. The Dell OpenManage Connection protects an IT organization’s existing investment in IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus and helps ease the integration and monitoring of Dell devices by providing a single pane of glass for customers to manage their heterogeneous data center environment. The product equips IT administrators with the information necessary to make rapid yet informed decisions regarding their data center resources and helps to increase staff productivity by reducing unplanned downtime. 

The product provides event monitoring capabilities as per Netcool Knowledge Library (NcKL) guidelines. This release supports Dell 10th generation of PowerEdge servers to Dell 13th Generation of PowerEdge servers, iDRAC7/iDRAC8 for 12th and later generation via out-of-band management, Dell Datacenter Scalable Solutions (DSS), Dell OEM Servers, integrated Dell Remote Access Controller 6 (iDRAC6), Dell Remote Access Controller 5 (DRAC5), Dell Precision Rack Workstation, Dell PowerEdge M1000e Chassis , Dell PowerEdge VRTX Chassis, Dell PowerEdge VRTX Chassis, Dell EqualLogic PS-Series Storage Arrays, Dell PowerVault MD StorageArrays, Dell Compellent Storage Arrays, 10th Generation of Dell PowerVault NX storage arrays to 12th Generation of Dell PowerVault NX Storage Arrays and Dell Network switches (M-Series, S-Series, Z-Series, C-Series, N-Series and W-Series). It also supports device specific one-to-one and one-to-many console launches and other Dell Tools from the Dell device events in the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus console to perform troubleshooting, configuration, or management activities.

Key Dell OpenManage Connection Features

Feature

Function

Benefit

Event monitoring

Monitors the event on the IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus console from Dell devices.

 

 Enables monitoring the health status of Dell device components from a single interface for quicker fault detection and resolution.

 

Event  auto-correlation for select* Dell devices

Correlate related Dell devices events, mainly:

  • Warning to critical alerts or vice versa.
  • Warning to normal and critical to normal events. 

Enables the customer to focus on the current outstanding problems.

One-to-one Device-specific Console Launch

Link and launch of Dell device specific element management tools from device events in OMNIbus console.

 

Enables further troubleshooting and one-to-one configuration, update, or management of Dell devices.

One-to-Many Dell Tool Launch

Link and launch of Dell OpenManage Essentials, OpenManage Network Manager, and Modular Disk Storage Manager & Airwave Management Platform tool from device events in OMNIbus console. 

Enables further troubleshooting and one-to-one configuration, update, or management of multiple Dell devices from a single management console.

Warranty information

Warranty information can be launched from the events generated by the discovered Dell device events.

Enables to IT administrators to view the warranty information of the discovered Dell devices

*Supported only for Dell PowerEdge Servers (including iDRAC), Dell OEM Servers (including iDRAC), Workstation, Dell PowerEdge VRTX chassis, EqualLogic PS-series storage arrays, Compellent storage arrays, PowerVault NX storage arrays and M-Series/S-Series/Z-Series/C-Series/N-Series switches

 For more information, download links, and product documentation please visit the Dell OpenManage Connection for IBM Netcool/OMNIbus wiki page. We encourage you to continue this conversation in the OpenManage Connections for 3rd Party Console Integration Forum if you have any comments or other feedback.